Patient Reported Outcomes Implementation Guide (Release 0.2.0 )

Patient Reported Outcomes, published by HL7 International - FHIR Infrastructure Work Group. This is not an authorized publication; it is the continuous build for version 0.2.0). This version is based on the current content of and changes regularly. See the Directory of published versions

Patient Reported Outcomes FHIR Implementation Guide


The Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) FHIR Implementation Guide (IG) will focus on capturing and exchanging patient reported outcome data electronically using the FHIR standard. The data that is captured will be made available to both providers and authorized researchers. While the PRO FHIR IG can be applied to multiple use cases beyond the US, the current requirements have been drawn from PCORnet use cases and implementations. The capabilities described as part of the IG are based on US workflows, recommended valuesets are based on US implementations and hence are intended to be leveraged to build US data infrastructure for a Learning Health System (LHS). The IG could be examined and released for the universal realm in a future release.

PRO FHIR IG will leverage the US-Core IG and profiles for the resources that overlap with US-Core. PRO FHIR IG will also leverage the Structured Data Capture (SDC) FHIR IG.

The next section provides a road map for the reader to walk through the implementation guide.

Guidance to the readers

The following table will provide a road map to the reader to follow and absorb the content of the implementation guide.

Topic to Read What it Contains and its relationship to PRO IG Where can I find the content ?
Basic Definitions The set of definitions applicable to the PRO FHIR IG. (Definition of“Supported or MUST Support”, Usage of Code Bindings in US Core Profiles.). US-Core Definitions
PRO Overview The artifact provides background on Patient Reported Outcomes, Patient Reported Outcome Measures and other PRO related topics. PRO Overview
Profiles The artifact defines the various profiles, extensions and resources that make up the PRO FHIR IG. Profiles
Capability Statements The artifact defines the various capability statements (implementation requirements) for each PRO actor that make up the PRO FHIR IG. Capability Statements
Implementation Guidance The artifact contains guidance and examples that will help implementers of PRO FHIR IG. Implementation Guidance